Cuisine: Asian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30
Ranked: #16 of 108 restaurants in Auckland

Cool, colourful and with charismatic staff, Monsoon Poon is the sort of restaurant that makes any evening feel like a party. Decorated with an eclectic jumble of artefacts from across Asia, this is a feel-good destination for dinner and cocktails.

The food draws inspiration from across the Asian continent, with India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines all well represented. Think banquet menus the whole crew will love, spicy options that will set your palate on fire, curries, noodles and plenty of veggie plates.

Grab a table and let the feast begin. Crowd pleasers include prawn wontons, beef rendang and fish tacos, while wok fried tofu and eggplant is served in a sichuan style clay pot, giving it an authentic twist. Feeling brave? Their signature firecracker chicken sliders with dynamite mayo are legendary… for those who dare!

A cold Southeast Asian beer or refreshing wine is the perfect contrast to all that chilli, while the cheeky cocktail menu includes serves such as the Suzy Wong, Singapore Sling and Poon Tang. Personally, we love the coconut margarita.

Grab a table before they’re gone.

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Monsoon Poon
Corner of Custom Street West and Lower Hobson Street - behind viaduct
Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri 11.30am - Late
Sat 5pm til Late
Sunday 5pm til chef sleepy

Phone: 09 379 9311
Website: www.monsoonpoon.co.nz

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Monsoon Poon
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Asian
Mains: $20 - $30

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Exceptional service on what was a busy Monday night. Good size servings.

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Lovely food, quick service. Great for a easy, quick early dinner

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Marie Monroe

Felt welcomed from the minute we walked in the door. I was worried as we were running a bit late and when I called the person I talked to was so nice and also the person who greeted us saying not to worry. Drinks were served quickly and well timed order placed for food. Food came super quickly and was delicious with great portion sizing! The firecracker chicken was definitely a firecracker for the mouth. Finishing off the service was great as we were leaving , the staff being super friendly. Thanks monsoon poon!

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Alan Smith

Great service, great food and drinks. My wife loved the cocktails and the lamb loins were amazing. Would definitely visit next time in Auckland.

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Monsoon Poon was a pleasant surprise. I came in not expecting much, and left with tingling tastebuds. The Shaking Beef was amazing...seriously, amazing! Big chunks of succulent beef wok-fried in a delicious sauce with a light dip of subtle lime to freshen it up. Best dish I have had in a while! We stuck to the non-alcoholic drinks, but even here our expectations were exceeded – the Second Dann was so refreshing alongside the spice of the food. All in all, a great evening meal to enjoy after a working day in the city.

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Great service and food! Highly recommend

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Gareth Davies

Fun decor, convenient location smack in the middle of the city and right next to a carpark building. The food is varied and uniformly excellent with brilliant specials during the happy hour (4 to 7). Very good service and good value - combined with a First Table booking superb value

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Monsoon Poon never fails to please. Food was so tasty, service was very attentive and had a great time catching up with friends. Would definitely recommend.

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Holly Hagenson

Delicious food, large servings and great service!

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Quirino Shin

Nice food and good atmosphere

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Fun with the kids!

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Christine Peters

Great service, our waiter was on point; the meals were perfect and generous. We will return!

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Jennifer Morris

We were greeted enthusiastically when we arrived. We had a fantastic birthday dinner for my partner - 3 of us in total, my partner, his daughter and myself. We were seated at an appropriately sized table for an intimate dinner. We only ordered main courses with sides and wine - our main course meals were more than adequate, in fact probably a tad large, but who's complaining about that - not me :) The attentiveness of the staff was great and it was so nice not to have to keep asking for the water bottle to be filled, it just happened automatically.
We would definitely go to Monsoon Poon again and even better try for a First Table. I have been here several times over the years and always found it very good.

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Annabel Freer

Great food and atmosphere! Staff were very accommodating as well. Bit disappointing we couldn't take away our leftovers as the meals were very large, seems a waste of food.

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`Kelvin Hilton

What a wonderful place. Cannot remember when our portions for entrees were so generous in size. Just too full to finish the mains.
Highlights were the Duck wontons, Soft shell crab curry and the lovely Colonial non alcoholic cocktail.

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An exceptional experience all round - the food, drink, atmosphere and service were all fantastic! I can’t recommend it enough if you fancy a spicy treat to liven up your week.

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Great food and large portions, plus lovely service. Recommend!

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Great quality food and staff were courteous and friendly. Will definitely be back! :)

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Beautiful food. The service is always friendly and you never wait long for your meal - it's great! Lovely setting in the restaurant too - we always enjoy going here for lunch or dinner!

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HyunYoung Ha

Amazing food. Amazing portrayal of the cuisine I love, it was a shame I couldn’t finish them all. Service was exceptional. Will definitely be back.

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Rebecca Newton

Great food and service was good to start with, although we ended up not having dessert as seemed to be forgotten about!

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Amazing experience, the food and service were spot on and the waitress was great at providing recommendations for meals. Without her i would have taken on a meal that was too spicy!

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Amazing food and service

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Great food, great decor, great staff

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Danielle Shortt

Fabulous food excellent staff!

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Absolutely great experience from the moment we walked in and really quick and attentive service :)

We will definitely be back!

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It was always busy place and now I know why!! it's so worth it

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Jeffrey Yew

Very good menu.Great Options.
Especially good cocktails.
The Sago dessert is fantastic.

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Staffs are super nice and good foods
thanks for my beautiful dinner.

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Awesome service, delicious food and yummy cocktails!

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The food was nice and liked the lovely staff. Will difinately return.

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Charlotte Pecover

Super yummy food and great staff ☺️ Will definitely be back.

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Amazing food and the staff were super friendly and helpful

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Janet Keesing

Great food and a nice place for an after work catchup.....We started with Firecracker chicken sliders...what a good way to introduce some heat to the non chilli lovers...this dish was a hit. The mains we shared were Shaking beef (succulent, beautifully cooked and moorish), Singapore noodles and duck salad. Fresh beautiful combo, we seriously could not have asked for a nicer, lightly spiced, fresh herb mix of dishes. Fresh chilli on the side spiced things up for the one heat lover in our group. Thanks Monsoon Poon we are all happy to return to your restaurant anytime!

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Great food, excellent and attentive service. Definitely recommend and will definitely go back

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Angel Riley

Great Food, Great Service.

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Desirée Lennon

Top notch! The food was beautiful and the service from the entire team was incredible! I highly recommend

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Mary Hanna

Great range of options, tasty food, quick service (probably slightly too quick between entrees and mains!)

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Ikue Iyama-Reeves

It was s great night! We started dinner 1700 and finished 1900. Still outside was not dark. So we had a drink and walked around Viaduct. Lucky we saw Harbour Bridge light up last night. What s great night!

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Julia Johnson

Great food and great service one of our favourite places in Auckland

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AMY BAI

Very nice place... just beside the downtown car park... good food and very quick, no need to wait... all staffs are sooo nice... We love it, will come again.!!!

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Fabulous authentic atmosphere. Amazingly delicious food & yummy cocktails. Faultless service. Highly recommend.

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Service 100% The first table conditions very clearly explained to us. Waiter was lovely and gave great recommendations. Food is delicious as always. Highly recommended for both small or large Groups.

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Alice Johns

Delicious food and friendly staff.

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Good environment, sat next to Windows and had sun issues but didn't get asked to move which would have been helpful

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Samuel Gooding

Great food, great cocktails, very friendly and helpful staff. Awesome decor and atmosphere, I could not fault a thing. I will be dining here again.

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Great food. Great service. They never rushed us at all. Will certainly be back.

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Kiri Chivell

Delicious food and great service, thank you.

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Zhe Min Shao

That firecracker chicken......wow!!! Super spicy!! lol Luckily, I got a bowl of rice to help me with downing all the pieces of chicken.

The non-alcoholic drinks are on the sweeter side. The service was really good!

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Judith Rodgers

Brilliant food and service would eat there again

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